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10 Things To Know For Monday

9:19 PM, Feb 17, 2013   |    comments
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1. WHEN HAGEL WILL GET HIS VOTE:  GOP opponents of the Defense Secretary nominee say they'll probably allow a confirmation vote in the coming week.

2. FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS KIDNAPPED IN NIGERIA:  No one has claimed responsibility for abducting the seven, but the region has been under attack by a radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram.

3. WHO JOINED OBAMA ON THE FAIRWAY:  Tiger Woods golfed with the president on a secluded, exclusive resort in Florida.

4. PISTORIUS PUTS AWAY HIS BLADES:  The double-amputee cancels all races to concentrate on defending himself against murder charges.

5. ONE SISTER AT GUN CONTROL RALLY, ANOTHER IS SHOT:  Janay Mcfarlane was killed in Chicago the same day her 14-year-old sister sat behind Obama as he spoke about gun violence.

6. CUBAN DISSIDENT BLOGGER BEGINS WORLD TOUR:  Yoani Sanchez sets off on a three-month, dozen-nation journey, now that exit permits are no longer required for islanders.

7. SLAP A BABY, LOSE A JOB:  An executive accused of assaulting a crying toddler on a flight is no longer employed at AGC Aerospace and Defense.

8. WHAT MAKER'S MARK WON'T CHANGE AFTER ALL:  The bourbon distiller says public outcry has led it to reverse a decision to cut the alcohol level in its famous whiskey.

9. MIDWEEK MARIJUANA:  Discovery network debuts 'Weed Country' series on Wednesdays, focusing on Northern California growers. 'Pot Cops' show will follow it.

10. MAKING NASCAR HISTORY:  Danica Patrick becomes the first woman to win the Daytona 500 pole, the biggest achievement of her stock-car career.

Associated Press

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